Friday, September 10, 2010

Moms In Touch

Our Moms In Touch group is a bit dormant this fall.  It's been harder to get it to work with homeschooling than back when the kids were in public school.  But oh, so very worth it :D

If you don't know MIT, you can check out their website, HERE.  In a nutshell, MIT is moms getting together to pray for their kids.  Usually you get together with other moms who have kids in the same school and have a very focused hour of prayer for your kids, teachers, and school.  It's great.   The idea is to spend time praising God for His character and attributes, confessing sin (privately), giving thanks, and praying requests with scripture.  It takes some getting used to, as opposed to just firing off a wishlist, but it's worth the effort.  (There's my little plug for MIT.  Go find a group!)

Anyway, when we first started, Wyatt was in grade 2, and Tate was a Kinder.  There were a couple of things we frequently prayed about.  We prayed that even though our kids were in a secular, government school, they would be held to a Christian standard of behavior, and we prayed that whenever they were guilty they would be caught.

And oh my, let me just tell you, that whenever we prayed about our kids getting caught, at least one of us would get a call from the school.  No kidding.  Usually me.

I think it happened the very first week we met.  Wyatt's teacher called with a little story...

She had walked the class to the top of the stairs that led down to the gym and sent them on their way.  Wyatt had decided to slide down the railing, and... got caught by another teacher.  She sent him back to his regular teacher to 'fess up and take his consequences, and off he went around the corner.  Where he, presumably, rolled his eyes, gloated over his astonishing cleverness, counted to 60 (or more likely 10) and went right back down the stairs.  The second teacher (probably surprised at his sudden reappearance) questioned him, and he actually told her that his regular teacher had said to go on to gym class.  Free as a little bird.

Or so he thought.

Of course, it didn't take the teachers very long to put their heads together and discover his duplicity.

As the teacher related the story to me, I remember thinking, Who cares about the railing, it's the lying that's the problem.

And then teacher said to me, Now, I'm not concerned about the sliding on the railing.  Second grade boys do that. But the lying is a big deal!  And she went on to explain her course of action.  I don't remember all of it, but it included apologizing to the other teacher and missing some recess time, I'm sure.

And I had a little something waiting for him at home...

Answered prayer?  Two for two!


Ruby said...

Priceless. The story and that you kept his "lines".
Your groups sounds excellent.

Gramma Grasshopper said...

This is definitely a paper to SAVE ....I'm even wondering if it should be laminated and permanently hung on the wall of the classroom :). Okay, that may be a little much....especially as I watch these guys grow and mature. I love 'em!

leah said...

I love that story! We have a group called MOPS (its an international Christian group for Mothers of Preschoolers)- I love it. It gives us the support and the prayer we all need. I think there is a new level of MOPS for parents of kids who are elementary school aged and beyond- those mommy friends definitely come in handy! And the prayers definitely come in more than handy!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

I love it. I may have to try that sometime. First, I'll have to catch someone in a lie...

The dB family said...

I agree with Gramma Grasshopper. It's a keeper for sure!


JulieMom said...

Great story with a GREAT ending!

And just because you want to know, you have a typo. Second paragraph, second-to-last sentence "It's takes some getting used to..."


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thank you! Fixed :D